The desire to celebrate New Year's Eve 2022 is high, due to the period of great stress and restrictions caused by the health situation since March 2020. Italy is ready to give opportunities for wild fun or even parties suitable for the most moderate: the variety of landscapes, locations and possible activities really knows no limits. Moreover, the...

Christmas markets, light shows and old traditions: all across Italy there are many events planned for the Christmas and New Year period: here we have chosen the most interesting suggestions for you. The very first traditional Christmas markets date back to around the 14th century in Germany and Alsace and then spread along the Alps, including Italy...

The famous living nativity scene is back for another year, one of the most folkloristic in Italy: it takes place in a fascinating and beautiful setting which has been a UNESCO World heritage site since 1993 Let us discover together the living nativity scene in the Sassi di Matera, an event that has become a must.  Matera’s rocks: about them Before...

The tradition of the ‘presepe’ in Italy began with none other than Saint Francis of Assisi’. Profoundly moved after seeing the sacred representations on the birth of Jesus in Bethlehem, Francis returned to Italy and created history’s first nativity scene in 1223 in a cave just outside Greccio (Lazio). Thus, the tradition of arranging nativity scene...

The most famous Christmas markets in Italy are those located in the northern region of Trentino-Alto Adige. They are usually the ones that get the most visitors, but why not go off the beaten track this year and discover other quaint markets from north to south? Here’s a selection of some great ones. Most of them are already under way and will cont...

Travelling to Italy in December offers a unique set of experiences and destinations to choose from: art cities, museums, Christmas markets, top-notch ski resorts and much more. VisitItaly selected 5 destinations for a perfect Italian winter trip, between traditional foods, history and unmissable events. There will be less tourists than in the high...

In 2021 rose to 58 the number of Italian sites that are part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Now the ranking of the 10 most famous and visited has come out, thanks to the analysis of reviews on Google. All categories have been evaluated: cultural sites, natural sites (5) and cultural landscapes (8) that are part of the 58 UNESCO wonders. However...

No Time to Die, the 25th James Bond movie, will have its world premiere in London's Royal Albert Hall tonight before being released in cinemas around the world on 30 September. The movie sees Bond come out of retirement in Jamaica after his old friend Felix Leiter from the CIA seeks his help, leading 007 onto the trail of a mysterious villain armed...

Pollino National Park is the widest protected area in Italy and it is named after Pollino massif. It was established in 1988 and it covers a surface of 192.565 hectares, of which 103.915 are in Calabria and the others are in Basilicata including the areas of Potenza, Matera, Cosenza and other 56 municipalities. The territory presents different char...

Italy's Basilicata region came out of anonymity after the Commission of the European Union named Matera a 2019 European Capital of Culture. Today, it's teeming with projects, but several people were already in on the secret as far back as 30 years ago.What was Sofia Coppola doing in Bernalda? But above all, where is Bernalda? It's not Hollywood. Th...